Manitoba is partnering with community organizations to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake.
Twenty-five projects have been selected to receive more than $390,000 through the ProtectMB Community Outreach and Incentive Grant. The program provides support to sport, religious, arts, cultural and community organizations, businesses and schools to encourage vaccinations in communities with lower immunization rates.
“Getting as many Manitobans vaccinated as quickly and safely as they can is key to ending this pandemic and getting our lives back,” said Premier Brian Pallister.
The first 25 projects include:
- Hindu Society of Manitoba: Vaccine Uptake Program For South Asian Community
- Winnipeg Chinese Senior Association: Encourage and motivate WCSA members and their families to get vaccinated
- West End Business Improvement Zone: Community Safety Patrol and Vaccine Outreach
- Opaskwayak Health Authority: Opaskwayak COVID-19 Youth Vaccine Campaign
- Steinbach Community Outreach: Vaccine Promotional BBQ
- Manitoba Junior Hockey League: MJHL COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
- African Communities of Manitoba Inc.: We belong Vaccine Promotion
- Winnipeg Trails: Vaccine Roll: Out
- The Legacy Project: Jabs for Jordans
- Louis Riel School Division: Rene Deleurme Centre Community Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic
- Crisis Prevention Task Force: Get Vaxxed Dauphin
- Women of Colour Community Leadership Initiative: Pop-up Vaccine Clinics for Ethnocultural Communities
- 1JustCity: Community Clinics in West Broadway, Daniel Mac, and St. Matthews
- RM of Thompson Emergency Operations Team: RM of Thompson Vaccine Outreach
- Heartland Recreation Commission: Austin Pop Up Clinic
- West Central Women’s Resource Centre: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
- Somali Community Outreach Center: COVID Vaccine awareness Campaign Among Somali, Ethiopian, Oromo and Kenyan Community in Manitoba
- Knox United Church: Knox Vaccine Outreach
- Guru Nanak Darbar Inc.: Mission protection
- Presse-Ouest ltée: Against viruses, we play as a team
- The Gardens on Tenth: Gardens on Tenth Vaccine Initiative
- Macdonald Youth Services: Vaccine Pop Up, Pizza, Prizes & More!
- Vidir Solutions: Vidir’s Vaccination Campaign
- Family Dynamics: Family Resource Centre Pop-up Sites
- True North Sports and Entertainment: 1st Dose Community Vaccination Tour
“We are excited to be one of the recipients of the community grant. By supporting community-driven projects, we believe that our efforts will be extremely effective in reaching those in our community that have not been able to get a vaccine yet,” Kirit Thakrar, president, Hindu Society of Manitoba. “This funding will be used to further our vaccine education efforts, and provide a safe and comfortable place for members of the community to get their vaccine.”
The province says that these initiatives will support the Community Partners for Vaccine Administration which has committed 20,000 doses of vaccine for community-level administration.
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